Archive for November, 2008

Man Uses Candy Cane Lawn Ornament to Subdue Attacker

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A man using a candy cane lawn ornament fended off a knife-wielding neighbor who had been attacking holiday guests at a Sacramento home. Police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong says the ... Read more..

Indiana Woman, World’s Oldest, Dies at Age 115

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Edna Parker, who became the world's oldest person more than a year ago, has died at age 115. UCLA gerontologist Dr. Stephen Coles said Parker's great-nephew notified him that Parker ... Read more..

Research Points to Link Between Fast Food and Alzheimer’s

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 Posted in Offbeat News | 1 Comment »

Mice fed junk food for nine months showed signs of developing the abnormal brain tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease, a Swedish researcher said on Friday. The findings show how ... Read more..

Police Chief Shoots Shoots Himself While Teaching Daughter Gun Safety

Saturday, November 29th, 2008 Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

Police in southwestern Ohio say a police chief mistakenly shot himself in the thigh after giving his daughter a gun safety lesson. A police report says 54-year-old Middletown police Chief ... Read more..

Cardboard ‘Bank Robber’ Keeps Police at Bay For 90 Minutes

Friday, November 28th, 2008 Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A cardboard figure of a person inside a Somerset County bank kept police at bay for 90 minutes last night, authorities said. The standoff at the PNC Bank on ... Read more..

Cleaner Who Found $20,000 in Cash Gets to Keep It

Friday, November 28th, 2008 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A Peruvian immigrant who found $20,000 (16,000 euros) while cleaning an airliner and turned it in to the police can now call the booty her own. Marisol Aguirre, 47, said ... Read more..

Man’s Assaults on Girlfriend Prompted by Mars Bar Addiction

Friday, November 28th, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A Callington, England, man who admitted to attacking his girlfriend twice in 10 days told the court his violence was caused by an addiction to Mars bars. Marco Fella, 38, ... Read more..

Worker Dies and Woman Miscarries After Being Trampled in Black Friday Stampede

Friday, November 28th, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said. The unidentified worker, ... Read more..

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 Posted in Current Events | No Comments »

Happy Thanksgiving. Be sure to enjoy the holiday to its fullest. I'll be heading out with the family today so there will be no updated news. See you all tomorrow! Related posts:Happy ... Read more..

Men Illegally Enter Britain in Fake Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

Northamptonshire Police said two Iraqi men and two Iranian men were turned over to the country's Border Agency after staff at a council depot in the city of Northampton, England, ... Read more..